Leisure, Tenerife

Hiking in Tenerife: in search of extraordinary treasures

Prepare yourself to be surprised at every turn, breathe fresh air and reconnect with nature: hiking in Tenerife is a physical challenge that will help you discover ancient forests, unexplored landscapes and breathtaking scenery.

With its enigmatic volcanic landscape, its imposing cliffs and lush vegetation, this island offers a wide range of routes for hikers of all levels. Choose the one that best suits you and embark on trails we know you’ll return to again and again. Prepare your own adventure and explore these treasures of Tenerife we’ve selected for you.

Masca: a village in the mountains

Emerging suddenly from the mountains of Teno, Masca is a charming village that seems trapped in time. After contemplating the beauty of its stone houses and narrow streets, we suggest you walk the trails that wind through the ravine to the beach of Masca, a spectacular cove with crystal-clear waters. And if you prefer to climb, any part of the mountain will give you extraordinary panoramic views of cliffs, valleys, and vegetation.

Teno Alto mountains: a perfect haven of silence

In the heart of the Teno Rural Park, an hour away from Abama Resort Tenerife, you will find the Teno Alto mountains, a remote and little-visited region with breathtaking views. Direct contact with pure nature and the absence of towns make this place an oasis of tranquility and silence. We recommend you prepare your trip very well and go with experienced guides because, being solitary trails, these walks require skill and being in good physical condition.

Anaga Rural Park: a fairytale forest

Located in the northeast corner of the island, a two-hour drive from Abama Resort, this natural park is a jewel for lovers of hiking in Tenerife. Its laurel forests, filled with species that first developed millions of years ago, are listed as a World Heritage Site and offer a magical atmosphere thanks to their intertwining branches and the lush bushes that populate every corner. It’s worth multiple visits because every excursion will reveal new ravines, cliffs and villages.

Teide National Park: the heart of Tenerife

Home to Spain's highest peak, Tenerife's Teide National Park is one of the most breathtaking volcanic landscapes in the world. Here hikers can explore a variety of routes that traverse lava fields, ancient craters and spectacular rock formations on a thrilling trek. One of its most popular routes is the ascent to Pico del Teide which, if undertaken from the base of the mountain, can take up to 7 hours. It’s not an easy goal, and before venturing up, you have to get an official permit through the island's Natural Parks website. There are many companies specialized in Tenerife tours that can guide you through your best alternatives for the ascent.

Barranco del Infierno: an extreme challenge

One of the steepest canyons in Tenerife is also one of the most demanding for experienced hikers. Located in the south of Tenerife, the Barranco del Infierno is a spectacle of waterfalls, natural pools, rocks and steep cliffs. The hiking route leading to the ravine is strenuous and ends at a waterfall over 200 meters high. However, you can't go on your own without making a reservation, because access to the Barranco del Infierno Special Nature Reserve is restricted.

These are just a few recommendations, but if you’ve visited the island, you know that the options for hiking in Tenerife are practically endless. Whether you're looking for leisurely walking in Tenerife or hoping for a big challenge with volcanic heights, there will always be something new in store. So next time you're wondering what to do in Tenerife, get those boots on and go explore.